Weird & Wacky History Book Box: Find Out What is Fact or Fantasy in 8 Amazing Books by Philip Steele

Weird & Wacky History Book Box: Find Out What is Fact or Fantasy in 8 Amazing Books

Written by Philip Steele
Illustrated by


Weird & Wacky History Book Box: Find Out What is Fact or Fantasy in 8 Amazing Books by Philip Steele

Find out what is fact or fantasy in these 8 amazing books. Explore the amazing worlds of fact and fantasy in this collection of eight exciting books. Learn through step-by-step hands-on projects that make history and mythology come alive: make a shaman's mask, prepare a recipe to keep vampires at bay, learn to write your name in runes, build a model castle and make your own tipi. This title features more than 1600 fabulous colour photographs, illustrations and inside-view artworks. This is a stimulating reference book collection, ideal for 8- to 12-year olds to use at home and school. From exploring the forgotten world of the Vikings, to discovering the weird and wonderful mythological creatures that have inspired monster stories, this series of books explores the subjects that all kids find fascinating, and puts them into historical context. Journey into the afterlife by exploring the tombs of warrior kings and mummies of beautiful princesses, and read about how ordinary people were once put to death for being called a witch. Read about the pioneers who set out for a new life in the Wild West of America, and explore the cultures of the Sioux, Blackfoot and other native American tribes they encountered along the way. Each book contains hands-on step-by-step projects to make history come alive. Easy-to-follow photographs show you how to dress like a medieval lady, cook a cowboy meal, make Native American jewellery or create your own Egyptian tomb paintings...and much, much more. Beautifully designed with over 1600 fabulous colour photographs, illustrations and artworks, this is a spectacular journey through time and an ideal companion for home or school-based learning.

About the Author

Philip Steele is a highly experienced children's book writer. Barbara Taylor is a writer and editor specialising in children's information books. Fiona Macdonald is a highly experienced children's author, specializing in history. Michael Stotter is writer with a special interest in the history of North America. Peter Harrison divides his time between painting and freelance writing and editing. Paul Dowswell has worked in publishing for over thirty years.

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512 pages


Philip Steele
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Publication date

4th October 2011



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